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April 03
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Our back yard and balcony looks clean enough, but it’s actually a little hot mess with all the leaves cluttering the yard since last summer. We initially only wanted to put up lights and make a small herb garden on the balcony, but somehow, we managed to take on this huge project of making the backyard and balcony our little private sanctuary. First, we took a trip to Home Depot and looked at all the herbs and plants we may want in our garden. Then we loaded up on recyclable lawn bags to dispose of all the extra leaves, and then we took the pressure washer to the wooden balcony deck and the concrete below. We had a lot of the industrial tools already, so we just picked up a few gardening cultivators, gloves, and herbs from the store to begin our new home project.

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This is the “before” picture. The deck is grimy and grey looking from years of wear and tear without any proper cleaning. The leaves below are building up from last summer too and the plants have all died in the recent snow storm. I bought two easy herbs to grow: chives and mint, and they are still awaiting their planting spot right now so they are sitting to the side for awhile.

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